Community Assistance Requested to Identify Woman Fatally Struck on Highway in Springwater
Case Number: 20-PVD-229
- At 10:48 p.m. on September 15, 2020, a civilian contacted Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications to report that a woman with a dog was standing on Highway 26 – near Carson Road – and waving her arms.
- One minute later, the OPP received a second call, this time from an off-duty Barrie Police Service (BPS) officer who was in the area of Highway 26 and Carson Road. The BPS officer reported that the vehicle in front of him – being driven by an OPP officer – attempted to avoid something lying on the road.
- The BPS officer and the OPP officer exited their vehicles and found a woman lying in the roadway. First aid efforts were commenced, but the woman died at the scene.
- The dog was located, deceased, off the road.
The SIU is an independent civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.
Monica Hudon, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342